The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Mon., Aug.4, 1890

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John Lee

Death claimed for a victim yesterday another of Oswego's best known citizens in the person of John Lee. He was born in Oswego 66 years ago and always lived here. By trade he was a ship carpenter and for many years was a ship builder with the firms of Lee & Stever and Lee & Navagh.

For 28 years he was United States Inspector of Hulls and at the time of his resignation in 1885 was the oldest inspector in the service. he always did his duty faithfully and conscientiously and was highly respected by marine men everywhere. The only other office he ever held was that of Alderman in 1856. He leaves a wife, Isabella, a daughter, Mrs. Nicholas C. Goble of this city, and two sons, Henry Lee of Leadville, Colo., and Will A. Lee of this city. The funeral will take place Wednesday afternoon.

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Richard Palmer
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Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Mon., Aug.4, 1890